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2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

Posted on: July 7, 2011 10:02 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2011 12:39 pm
 
By Gary Parrish

AKRON, Ohio -- The NCAA sends representatives to monitor various July events, and because the LeBron James Skills Academy is the event with the best prospects and most high-profile coaches, there are two members of the Basketball Focus Group at the University of Akron.

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They're here to make sure the coaches stay where they're supposed to stay and the prospects stay where they're supposed to stay, and they do a fine job of it. But here's the issue: They can't quite figure out what to do with William Wesley -- the man more commonly known as "Worldwide Wes" -- who basically has the run of the place.

Wesley is a longtime and well-documented power-broker who now works with Creative Arts Agency (CAA). And even though people associated with agents are supposed to be nowhere close to players at an event like this, Wesley has spent the better part of tonight sitting in a chair on the court around Kentucky freshmen Anthony Davis and Michael Gilchrist, and within talking and bumping distance of every high-school prospect in attendance.

Nike officials allow it to happen.

So it happens.

And Wesley must know just how much it agitates the NCAA. For proof, consider that I was standing with the two NCAA officials earlier tonight, just talking and catching up when we were suddenly interrupted by a young man who tapped one of the NCAA officials on the shoulder.

"Excuse me," the young man said. "Wes wanted me to tell you hello."

On one hand, troubling.

On the other, absolutely hilarious.
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Since: Mar 2, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:47 pm
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

Calipari and Coach K are the only prominent coaches that associate with www. Coach K realize if you can't beat 'em join em. WWW is dirty Cal is dirty and K is dirty and they will get theirs in the end.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/

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Since: Mar 2, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:44 pm
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

Hey that bull#$&* Bill Self has no affilliation to WWW - http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/

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Don't lump Calipari and Coach K (for Kriminal) into a group of coaches that play clean, they are dirty, it's the only way they can survive.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:49 am
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

People can say what they want but the fact is every fan from every team is jealous of the other.If this was written about two other players on another team then Kentucky fans would be jealous and saying the same things that fans from other teams are saying. I am  a Kentucky fan but all fans of all teams are jealous of another teams sucess and complain.Why can't we all just get along like it once was and just enjoy the game.There is already enough hate in the world  for sports fans to be hating each other.




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2011 9:45 am
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

People can say what they want but the fact is everyone fan from every team is jealous of the other.If this was written about two other players on another team then Kentucky fans would be jealous and saying the same things that fans from other teams are saying. I am  a Kentucky fan but all fans of all teams are jealous of another teams sucess and complain.Why can't we all just get along like it once was and just enjoy the game.There is already enough hate in the world rgan for sports fans hating each other.



Since: Jul 8, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 7:02 pm
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

What exactly would anyone be jealous of in the case of Calislimy?  The fact that he just made his first Final 4 last year in a watered down field (after having "runs" to the FF vacated at 2 other schools)? 

It's just a matter of time, kid.  The UK "wins" under Calislimy will all be vacated as well. 

Even with as spineless as the NCAA is, they will eventually catch up to Calislimy & UK.  It's the bed you made. 

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You just proved your jealous by spending your time bashing Calipari instead of doing something constructive  Take a look in the mirror, shake your head in disgust and try to do better.



Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:24 pm
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

I'd be curious to know just what illustrious school and completely untarnished coach are you a fan of. Since there are very few schools without ever having problems with the NCAA at some time during their history, I'm curious what makes you think you're so much better than UK



Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:24 pm
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

I'd be curious to know just what illustrious school and completely untarnished coach are you a fan of. Since there are very few schools without ever having problems with the NCAA at some time during their history, I'm curious what makes you think you're so much better than UK



Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:20 pm
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

I am so sick of hearing fans of other schools call Coach Calipari a slime because he knows how to recruit under the current system. Coach Calhoun from UConn wins a National Championship while being accused of offering a player money to play during his recruitment and just after giving up scholarships due to being in trouble with the NCAA for another set of infractions, and not a word is said about him. There have been alot of  coaches commit infractions worse than Coach Calipari ie Bruce Pearl for one and yet still Coach Calipari is the scum of the earth.  He  has had two final fours vacated due to his players actions and none of his own. Marcus Camby committed the infracion at UMass and the NCAA cleared Rose several times to play at Memphis. If any of you can tell me that you could have watched Camby every minute and that you wouldn't have played Rose even though the NCAA declared eligible then you are a liar. This criticism of Calipari comes from the fact that he wins, recruits better than any other coach in college basketball and because he is the the coach at the University of Kentucky. If you are not part of the Big blue Nation then you hate us and anything and anyone connected to our Wildcats. Thank you for all your concern over the fact that we hired Coach Calipari and what the outcome of his being our coach will be, but considering what he has managed to do in the two years he's been our coach, we like him just fine and we plan on keeping him right here as long as he'll stay. You would hire him to be your coach too if you could afford him and if you try to tell us you wouldn't you're full of it.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2011 11:38 pm
 

2011 recruiting trip: Of course Wes is here

What exactly would anyone be jealous of in the case of Calislimy?  The fact that he just made his first Final 4 last year in a watered down field (after having "runs" to the FF vacated at 2 other schools)? 

It's just a matter of time, kid.  The UK "wins" under Calislimy will all be vacated as well. 

Even with as spineless as the NCAA is, they will eventually catch up to Calislimy & UK.  It's the bed you made. 



Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2011 8:31 pm
 

So Wes knew about the NCAA reps being there....

But the NCAA doesn't think Wes nor Cal knew about Rose's brother flying on the plane for free or about Rose's standard test situation (the one he took IN WES' "BACKYARD").

Sure they didn't know.



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